Brazil dropped Manchester United winger Antony from its squad for 2 upcoming World Cup qualifiers after Brazilian media on Monday printed particulars of alleged home abuse towards his ex-girlfriend.
The Brazilian soccer confederation mentioned Antony is not going to be a part of the group for video games towards Bolivia and Peru as a result of details that turned public on Monday.
Antony’s ex-girlfriend reported him to police on Could 20 over alleged home violence, accusations that he denied in June and once more on Monday.
Brazilian media printed alleged exchanges between the 2, through which the participant seems to threaten and intimidate the lady on a number of events.
Brazil’s soccer physique mentioned the case must be investigated and that the participant’s removing was aimed toward defending him, the alleged sufferer and the nationwide group.
Sao Paulo police confirmed to The Related Press that an investigation is ongoing, however didn’t present particulars.
The 23-year-old Antony posted an announcement on Instagram earlier Monday, earlier than he was faraway from the group, saying “I vehemently deny the accusations”.
He mentioned his relationship with the lady had been tumultuous however that he by no means bodily attacked her.
Each second, in testimonies or in interviews, she brings a special model of the accusations, Antony wrote.
Antony performed for Brazil on the World Cup in Qatar and has scored two objectives in 16 video games for the nationwide group.
Arsenal ahead Gabriel Jesus was known as as much as the nationwide group as a alternative for the 2 video games.